Bories Stone Provence Gordes
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Bories the Stone Heart of Provence

The following is a chapter on the stone Bories of Provence is adapted from Mary-Lou Weisman’s book, Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a Little Bit French. The Weismans arrived in Provence in September 2003 for the first of many visits to the South of France. The couple …

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Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Book Review: Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson

Maureen Emerson and her husband spent in the South of France for 22 years. Although, that had not been their original plan. Born in Britain, Maureen has travelled extensively and lived on several continents. They are settled back in the United Kingdom. However, she says that she misses friends in …

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French Riviera Photo Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

French Riviera a Photo Book by Renata Haidle

Recently, Montana based photographer Renata Haidle published a French Riviera her first book. Well perhaps not exactly true, she says she has done a few photo books for her kids in the past. This book – French Riviera – includes 92 stunning images from Haidle’s travels around the region. Narrowing …

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Death Avignon Book Review
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Death in Avignon a Book Review

Murder-Mystery in Provence Death in Avignon is the second in a series of murder-mysteries by co-author team Serena Kent. After the crazy Death in Provence introduction to her new village and home, expat Penelope Kite is finally settling into a comfortable rhythm in St Merlot. She continues to improve her …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Writing Mysteries on the French Riviera

French Riviera Mysteries It was winter in Maryland when I began writing Murder on the Riviera. Outside my window, all was grey, cold and still, and I felt the need for some warmth, color and gaiety. As I could not change the season, I thought I could, perhaps, change my …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

Book Review: A Season of Surprises

Patricia Sands is at it again! The author of the popular Love in Provence series has just published a novella, A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes. Book Review Readers are treated to a new chapter in the lives of our favorite Love in Provence characters—newlyweds Kat and …

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Edith Wharton's French Riviera Book Review
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

A Book to Read Edith Wharton’s French Riviera

The following is my review of Edith Wharton’s French Riviera, by Philippe Collas and Eric Villedary, and translated from the French by Susan Pickford.  The French title of the book was La Côte d’Azur au Temps d’Edith Wharton. Flammarion, Paris 2002. French Riviera Images When one dreams of Provence and …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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Playing House Memoir
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Playing House in Provence a Memoir

Sometimes a book’s title brings up old memories. Remember your first house, sometime after college and into your career all of a sudden you were no longer “playing house” it was for real. The following is an excerpt from the book Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a …

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Read Book Van Gogh Starry Night
Ashley TinkerBooks on ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Book to Read: Starry Night, Van Gogh at the Asylum

By Ashley Tinker: Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating figure. Learn about his time in a mental institution in Saint Remy de Provence with this book “.” Van Gogh in Saint Remy de Provence I have to admit that I didn’t really appreciate the works of Van Gogh before I moved …

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